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Bowers & Wilkins wins Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Bowers & Wilkins has been granted a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its work in developing the synthetic Diamond Dome tweeter – a speaker unit whose diaphragm is made of synthetic diamond.

Developed in conjunction with Element Six, a global leader in synthetic diamond materials, the special tweeter is used on B&W's 800 Series Diamond speaker range.

Both the tweeter and the 800 Series speakers themselves are manufactured in the UK at the Bowers & Wilkins factory in Worthing, West Sussex.

B&W chief operating officer Geoff Edwards says: "It is an absolute honour to be accepting this award for innovation. At B&W we have always strived to excel in the reproduction of sound across all our product range."

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.